Chelsea, the best chance of bringing in a £70 million star to replace N’golo Kante2 min read
According to transfer report Dean Jones, Chelsea will be in the best position to sign Moises Caicedo if Brighton & Hove Albion decide to sell him.
With N’Golo Kante’s contract expiring next summer, Moises Caicedo could be a good replacement at Stamford Bridge.
The midfielder has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, and while Jones does not believe the Seagulls will sanction a sale in January, he has hinted that something could happen soon.
According to Sky Sports, Caicedo is being pursued by both Chelsea and Liverpool in the Premier League.
However, the same source claims that Brighton will not sell the 21-year-old when the transfer window opens next month.
Caicedo is under contract until the end of the year.
Caicedo’s contract expires in 2025, so the south coast club is under no obligation to sell him.
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It is understandable that they do not want to lose another key player after selling Marc Cucurella to Chelsea for a large sum of money in August.
Caicedo, his kind of midfielder?
Caicedo has been compared to N’Golo Kante as well as Paul Pogba.
According to report, he has ranked in the 84th percentile for tackles and the 82nd percentile for blocks among his positional peers in the last year, indicating that he is clearly a midfielder capable of thwarting attacks like Chelsea’s France international.
During the World Cup, the Brighton star averaged two tackles per game, ranking him fifth among Ecuador players.
While Brighton appear to be opposed to selling Caicedo, The reports that they may be willing to do business for £70 million.
It’s a lot of money, but Chelsea hasn’t been bothered by it in the past, and Caicedo has time to develop.